Hollister O’Connell Hughes and Gregory Austin Lott were united in marriage on April l8, 2017 at the Montgomery Country Club in Montgomery with Rev. Jeremy Dickey of Heritage Baptist Church officiating the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Ms. Ellen Hughes of Montgomery and Mr. Bill Caryn Hughes. The groom is the son of Mr. Gregory and Lisa Lott. The bride was given in marriage by her late father, Bill Hughes.
Her maid of honor was Kaitlyn Alissa Roberts. Matron’s of honor were sisters of the bride, Katherine Hughes Corbitt, and Anne Mooreland Hughes Hand. Bridesmaids included Jacqueline Perkins Hughes, Macy Denise Blackwell, Sarah Bradford King, Abbey Elizabeth Brewer, Lauren Bolden Mason , Ryan Leigh Walker and Catherine Guy Reaves.
The groom’s father served as his best man and was joined by groomsmen Spencer Allan Lott, brother of the groom, William Alfred Hughes III (brother of the bride) of Pike Road, Johnathan Alexander Hibbett, Matthew Overton McElroy, Harris Benjamin Long, Benjamin Garrett Guthrie all of Montgomery, Richard Darryl Young of Hope Hull, and Kendall Lee Mason of Eclectic.
The bridal party also included flower girls Emily Katherine Corbitt, Mary Winsett Hughes, Mary Ellen Monroe Hand, all nieces of the bride and Mason Ellis Lott, niece of the groom.
The bride and groom met and became best friends in the 10th grade while attending Macon East Academy. After graduation and going their separate ways they ran into each other in 2010 and former best friends became an instant couple, destined to be together forever.
The bride’s favorite part of the ceremony was walking down the aisle to see her best friend and forever partner and knowing that God had handpicked her groom to love and support her until death do us part.
The couple and their guests then enjoyed a memorable reception at the Montgomery Country Club, entertained by the music of Blue Soul Trio, surrounded by delicious food by Chef Justin Smith of the Montgomery Country Club, flowers by Graylillies and a delicious cake by Vickie Kyser. The night was captured by Penni Lauren Photography. The bride’s father was battling cancer during the event and when their favorite song came on “Father Daughter” by Paul Simon they danced the night away. A moment that the bride will always treasure.
After a honeymoon trip in Punta Cana, the couple now resides in Montgomery.